Leadership


Sara Marshall

Executive Director

Sara Marshall serves as the Executive Director of Teach Indy. For the past 15 years, Sara has consistently led with a teacher’s experience in mind. In her role as Executive Director, Sara will oversee the strategic vision, partnerships, and community engagement for the organization. For the past three years, Sara’s leadership has grown the work of Teach Indy into a well-recognized program for teachers, schools, and the community; seeking to establish innovative solutions to the teacher talent space.

Prior to her role as Executive Directors, Sara served as the Senior Director of Talent, leading the organization’s talent initiatives and strategies focused on recruiting, developing, recognizing, and supporting the retention of high-quality, diverse educators in Indianapolis. In her work, Marshall is driven to ensure equity and transparency drive all talent decisions and selections. Marshall has a deep commitment to identifying and removing barriers to the classroom, especially for educators of color. At The Mind Trust, Marshall was a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee.

Prior to joining The Mind Trust, Marshall spent the past thirteen years dedicated to the community and students of Indianapolis. A graduate of Butler University’s College of Education, Marshall served seven years as a high school mathematics teacher in Pike Township. She then joined The New Teacher Project (TNTP) as an effectiveness coach, site manager, and as director, spending the majority of her time with the Indianapolis Teaching Fellows (ITF) program. In the director role, Sara supported a team to recruit, train, and retain high-quality, culturally responsive diverse educators diverse for center-township. She received the TNTP Community Engagement Ambassador Award for 2018.

Marshall is a graduate of the Indiana Latino Institute’s 2020 Leadership Cohort, and serves on the board of Teachers’ Treasures, EDGE Mentoring, Butler University College of Education and The Aspire Higher Foundation. Sara is a member of Butler University’s Latinx Alumni Association, and a KIPP Leadership Development Fellow.

She is a third generation Mexican-American and a native of Sonoma, CA. She earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Butler University and competed as a Division I Volleyball player. She and her husband, Michael, a Special Education teacher, have three sons, Jordan, Ezekiel, and Elijah.

Board of Directors


Christine Johnson

Board Chair

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Andrea Neely

Board Secretary

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Mark Howell

Board Treasurer

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